In case you were in any doubt, Hennessey's 1,000-hp Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is significantly faster than the stock SUV.
The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is a demonically fast family SUV. Powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8, it has 710 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque on tap. The sprint from 0-60 mph takes a mere 3.5 seconds before the super SUV maxes out at 180 mph. Despite it being the most powerful production SUV ever, there will always be people who want more. Hennessey recently launched an HPE1000 upgrade package that increases the output to 1,012 hp and 969 lb-ft. Unsurprisingly, this upgrade has a dramatic effect on the performance.
We recently saw Hennessey's 1,000-hp three-row SUV humiliate a Lamborghini Aventador S, and now the Texas tuner has pitted it against a stock Durango SRT Hellcat to see how it compares; just in case you were in any doubt about its performance prowess.
With all that extra muscle under the hood, Hennessey's 1,000-hp Durango pulls away and instantly gains a huge lead, annihilating the stock model. We always knew the HPE1000 would win, but it puts into perspective how much faster Hennessey's supercharged monster is than the already-quick standard SUV. Even when fully loaded with five extra passengers in the cabin, the HPE1000 still manages to defeat the stock version in the second race, though it's a much closer duel. Still, this is an impressive feat considering the extra passengers made the Durango around 1,000 pounds heavier.
To turn the Durango SRT Hellcat into a 1,000-hp super SUV, Hennessey adds a 2.65-liter supercharger system, along with stainless-steel long tube headers, and a pulley upgrade.
Other upgrades include high-flow catalytic converters, upgraded fuel injectors, and a high-flow air induction system. Want to own the most powerful SUV in the world? A stock 2021 Dodge Durango SRT will set you back $80,995, but production is limited to the 2021 model year. If you want to take it to the next level, Hennessey's HPE1000 upgrade costs $34,950. That brings the total to over $114,000, but it's worth it just for the novelty of owning a full-size three-row SUV that can smoke a Chevrolet Corvette or Ford Mustang at the traffic lights.